Treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia

Treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia

There are a number of holistic, natural, treatments available for Trigeminal Neuralgia. Here are some:

Complementary Treatment Options

Shiatsu
Shiatsu has been found to be extremely beneficial in the treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia, using pressure on the appropriate acupuncture points to releive pain. Shiatsu creates a feeling of wellbeing and is usually experienced as deeply relaxing.   This, in itself, can create an immense feeling of relief.
Practitioners can work with conditions of both acute and chronic natures.

Vitamin and Mineral

  • Vitamin B Complex (50 mg three times a day) helps to ensure the proper
    functioning of the nervous system.
  • Magnesium (250-500 mg once a day) Essential for proper nerve functioning. It
    also relaxes the nerves.
  • Evening Primrose oil (1,000 mg twice a day) is an excellent source of essential
    fatty acids. It acts as an anti-inflammatory.

Allopathic Treatment Options

Many of the drugs that are now prescribed to treat Trigeminal Neuralgia were originally developed to treat seizures. The role of the anti- seizure agents in these drugs is to suppress excessive nerve tissue activity. If the pain becomes more severe and frequent, increased doses will be required. This can lead to side effects and/or inadequate pain control.

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